Thankful it exists at this price level, but some issues.
16 January 2013
Summary: I am really glad we were able to find an autofeed scanner that double-sides for a reasonable price. We chose this over the Fujitsu Scan Snap because it seemed more solid and I think it takes more papers at a time. I can see why there are many people split between 4 stars and 5 stars.
Summary: Power switch is on the back, no biggie but annoying when I have to constantly turn it off due to chirping power supply.
Pros: Scans well. Software is not obtrusive or annoying.
Cons: The power supply chirps to the blink of the power LED when the scanner is in sleep mode. Called support, they are sending a new power supply. Scan button quit working after a week, I initiate scans from the software now.
Summary: For a all around good scanner I think this will do for a small office
Pros: The scanner works great. I have always used Paperport and this scanner hooks right up to it. I did 3 hours of scanning with my old scanner and this one took 15 minutes. To me time is money. For a small office it works great. I do computer work for some offices and I just order another one for the...
Cons: If you are looking for a picture scanner to me a flatbed works best. This scanner will do them but i think the quality is a little off for color images.
Pros: Note correction - it "Scans documents at 18 pages / 36 images per minute." not 30 ppm. Works well, fast for what it is. The supplied PPort S/W version - as has been mentioned - is bearable but far slower than ver. 9. Has held up well despite relatively hi volume. Reliable in duplex mode.
Cons: Not as flexible as the 252 which we bought at the same time but, for the price, it is a very good buy. Nuance support of paperport is, at its best, marginal
Worked well on PC/XP x 1.5 yrs, still works on Mac with third party ExactCode driver
Thomas W., Newegg
25 October 2009
Summary: Fabulous for scanning documents. Fair for scanning photos. I get better photo results using a higher DPI (600 rather than 300) to get the slower scanning speed, and then downsampling to the desired resolution. There's less geometric distortion at the slower scanning speed.
Pros: Small space, fast, duplex and color. Great for scanning in large documents and reducing paper clutter.
Cons: Sometime feeds a touch uneven so you get mild geometric distortions. Not so great for photos, but not a problem for scanned text. Sadly, there are no Macintosh drivers in the box.
Summary: I've used the Fuijitsu Scansnaps for over 15,000 pages, and they are alot easier to use and better designed. More expensive, but worth it.
Pros: Here's how to get it to work with XP64. Break open the .msi files found at the manufacturer's website. Use the drivers from XP32, and the software from Vista64. This combo works just fine on my XP64 SP2 system. This is a decent scanner but overpriced for what you get (I paid $230 new, and I still...
Cons: Very small footprint is nice, but it means the feeder tray sits nearly vertical, meaning creased bills and other folded items to not sit flat. Will probably have to build a better tray for it.
Summary: Scanner died at 13th month of ownership. However, I own 2 of these, and am about to buy another to replace the one that died.
Pros: Used for monochrome document scanning directly to pdf, usually 25 pgs at a time. Works well, though 50 sheet capacity is not realistic - seems to choke on more than 25 pgs. The different available scanning format choices is excellent.
Cons: On/off buttom at the rear is very inconvenient.